Rumor: Is Kate Middleton's Mom Cashing In On Her Pregnancy?


Talk about a royal scandal! Rumor has it that Kate Middleton’s mom, Carole, who runs a party supply company called Party Pieces, is reportedly cashing in on her daughter’s royal pregnancy by selling royal baby themed items which many people are calling “tacky” and “vulgar.” Um, excuse me, but how can pink plastic royal princess cups be vulgar? Here’s what we’re reading:

A writer for the UK Newspaper the Daily Mail blasted Carole’s “exploiting the impending birth” of Kate’s baby.

“It is tacky, tasteless and vulgar — and from what I know of William and Kate, I would expect them to be highly embarrassed,” Michael Thornton wrote about the miniature castles, plates for ‘A New Little Princess’ and ‘A New Little Prince,’ and other royal baby-themed products.

“It would appear the arrival of their first grandchild has been seen by Kate’s parents as a marvellous business opportunity.

“Let me be frank: this money-making ploy on the part of the already wealthy Middletons brings a shudder of distaste and unease to all those who admire their royal daughter.”

Yikes! To be honest with you, while I think that it might be a little bit on the tacky side (because anything with “princess” on it usually is, right?), I don’t think it’s vulgar at all. I’m sure that Duchess Cate’s parents are equally as thrilled for her pregnancy as the rest of the world is (and if not more), and will be there every step of the way to help out their daughter. And that quite frankly is all that should matter.

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